Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Should I install GRUB while upgrading Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 on a VPS?

I just purchased a VPS running Ubuntu 10.04. During the installation, it asked if I would like to install GRUB. I actually don't know if I want to install GRUB or not. I'm afraid that I may mess ...
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Is it possible to perform a clean install without losing software RAID 5 data?

I have a machine running 12.10 (after upgrade from 12.04 which was a clean install). It has 3 1TB drives running software RAID 5 (each drive has a main,and swap partition. 3x main partitions are ...
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Mess with installation of Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 after upgrading

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu 11.10 as a second OS on my PC. Primary OS is Win 7. As I'm running Win 7 on a SSD, I had to move Ubuntu to another harddrive. The installation actually worked and I ...
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cannot reinstall skype after manually removing its “held back” package

I am running 12.04 (precise) Ubuntu on my computer, which I keep it up to date. Recently skype started being listed as a "kept back" package whenever I ran a software update. Stupidly I uninstalled ...
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How do I access NTFS partitions from Ubuntu after upgrading from Windows server 2008?

After having my own server at home for a year now I am ready to take the step and replace my windows server 2008 environment with Ubuntu. My server's hard drive is partitioned into three partitions, ...
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How to fix resolution after upgrading Lubuntu 12.04 to 12.10?

I have been using Lubuntu 12.04, at resolution 1440x900. Then I got Rawtherapee, but it would not work right. So I ran a Live Lubuntu 12.10 and the resolution was at 1440x900. So I up-graded to 12.10 ...
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Just upgraded to 12.10 every time I restart, settings are lost

If I shut down and later turn on my computer, my wallpaper is back to the initial wallpaper and all of the programs I pin to launcher are gone, likewise the ones that I unpin are back. Has anyone ...
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Tripple booting with Refit

I am currently working on a MAC that is dual booting Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with MAC OS X (Lion I think) 64-bit via Refit; I never use the OS X partition because I can't stand the UI on Macs, my question ...
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How can I repair my raided system if I have recently upgraded Ubuntu and the system starts now with “grub rescue”?

My question is as stated in the title. I tried to find the constituents of Grub at different folders as described elsewhere and I found the folder but when I tried the insmod Linux command, the ...
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Installed auto update to Ubuntu 12.10 and now the destop does not load

I updated Ubuntu 12.10 using the Update Manager, and now the desktop will not load. I tried to remove nvidia-current and reinstall it through various methods suggested on the web, but the operation ...
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No audio devices in Pulseaudio after upgrading to 12.10

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and after this I have no audio devices in the audio settings panel, but other parts of the system indicate that I do still have audio devices. Eg: aplay -l ...
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Upgrade Kubuntu 11.10 to 12.10 I get error code that 11.10 is outdated

I installed Kubuntu 11.10 on top of Windows 7. Everything works fine. I tried to update 11.10 to 12.10 and I get error Code that 11.10 is outdated and not supported. Update stops. I downloaded 12.10 ...
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After upgrade, Zentyal replaced apache2 and svn

After upgrading our server to 12.04 our wiki and other pages which are serviced by apache2 are no longer reachable. There is only the zentyal administration page. Our svn is also not reachable. What ...
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Pause upgrade halfway through?

With my current Internet connection, it will take about 18 hours to download all the files needed to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. Is there a way that I can first download the files in the background ...
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Toshiba c850 wireless driver not installing in 12.10

I was using 12.04 and wireless card installed well working too. But when i upgraded to 12.10 wireless driver not working. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2040656 I tried the above one but ...
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Active Directory user + Upgrade to 12.10 -> Empathy is KO

I'm facing a pretty annoying bug. I've just upgraded my computer from 12.04 to 12.10. On 12.04, my user account was connected to my Active Directory server, this also works after the upgrade. Since ...
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Ubuntu either won't finish loading, or goes to terminal

I just upgraded to 12.10 and the upgrade process hung after reboot. Instead of the usual purple loading screen, I get a low res black with yellow dots screen which does not go away. Or I get the low ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade Issue - ISO Files

Earlier ISO files downloaded from the Ubuntu Websites contained an upgrade script. Thus the ISO image could be mounted and the upgrade command issued. Current ISO images seem to miss that command ...
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Why are these errors popping up even when the installation is fine?

I am having a problem , when I try to install or upgrade something, it appears like it fails, but it does not. This will pop up usually only for the Ubuntu Software Center. This will pop up ...
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update ubuntu on partition 2 from downloaded packages in partition 1

I have two partitions. On partition 1 I have installed ubuntu 14.04. On partition 2 I have installed a back up copy of ubuntu 14. 04. I upgrade ubuntu regularly on partition 1. Is it possible to ...
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upgrade 14.04 with errors and shows red sign on top

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 but it shows a red symbol on the top and gives error message in function update E:unknown error:<type exceptions.type error> upgrade manager or any other file is not ...
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texlive problems after upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04

During upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 I got lots of errors about various items related to TeX. Most of them reported 'tex-common is not configured' as at least a part of the problem. When I try to ...
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12.04>14.04 Upgrade leaks timestamp bug to windows partition- how best to report this?

I am unsure how to report this bug, as I don't know what facts are needed in a dual boot situation that affects both sides- one being windows. The laptop is an Toshiba running a dual core pentium. ...
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why can't I reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I used Wubi to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on two machines. I used it for a couple of years, loved it, almost never booted into Windows. An option to upgrade to 14.04 appeared so I didn't hesitate to ...
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Migrating Eclipse from Juno to Luna

I just upgraded my Ubuntu computer from 12.04 to 14.04, and my Eclipse Juno stopped working (doesn't start). So I decided to download Eclipse Luna. Now I can open Eclipse, but all my projects, ...
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My ubuntu is not booting after upgrading to 14.04 lts and installing cairodock?

I have upgraded my OS from 12.04 to 14.04 and installed Cairo dock.. After that when I click shutdown, the system hangs. So I shut down it by the press and holding power key. After that Ubuntu is not ...
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After upgrade to ub 14.04

I want to free disk space. So I want to remove the files associated with ub 12.04 LTS and the many upgrades over the last 2 years. I have upgraded to ub 14.04 and it works extremely well. Many GBs ...
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“The system is running in low-graphics mode” & CTRL ALT Fn doesn't work

After an upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, problems didn't stop. I won't list them here. It's not the subject. Anyway. After, apt-get remove gnome* and installation of xubuntu-desktop, every time ...
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Problems after upgrading my ubuntu to Ubuntu 14.04 lts

I have problems after upgrading my older Ubuntu version to Ubuntu 14.04 lts. I was offered this installation and after the procss and restarting of the computer there is just a black page with ...
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Ubuntu issues when upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

I've upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. There were display driver issues and I could only work in a terminal. I have installed the nvidia drivers from here. During the installation there seemed to ...
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computer freezes on password prompt after upgrading to 14.04

First, I should say that I am a total beginner. When answering, please do not take for granted that I understand even the most basic step. Yesterday, I was given the option to update to ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Terminal closing itself after 14.04 upgrade

All was fine in 12.04, in this case I'm using virtualbox in Windows. The upgrading process ran ok, no errors, no warnings. After rebooting the errors started to happen. Just after booting up there ...
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Can't upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on PC. When I'm trying to upgrade it using Software Upgrader I click "upgrade" and its "Unable to load page Problem occurred while loading the URL ...
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gnome-elf-thumbnailer error while upgrading

I was attempting an "apt-get upgrade" through terminal. It came back with this error message: "Errors were encountered while processing: gnome-elf-thumbnailer" Now with looking at the line of ...
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Can not upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 with update manager

I installed 13.10 a while ago. I have been trying to install 14.04 from the update manager. I have checked and double checked the settings and no luck. It does not see the new version. Is there a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

Ubuntu 14.04 has destroyed my PC when I upgraded. I now have a no entry sign on the top right of my screen, I am receiving a no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory ...
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How much time to wait to upgrade to a non LTS release?

For LTS upgrades the recomendation is wait 3 months or first point release to is where the major bugs are fixed and the release is "stable" for production. What is the recommended amount of time to ...
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Flash plugin in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit, my Firefox browser is asking to upgrade flash player 11.2 or greater. Default Firefox plugin installer utility is not being able to search ...
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14.04 upgrade invitation problems

Can anyone make something out of this? After getting the invitation for upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, I click on the 'Yes, Upgrade Now' button and I get a little window saying 'Authentication ...
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Re-joining an Active Directory needs permission?

I was using ubuntu 12.04 and my computer was set up to login to the organization's active directory server (where my home folder was also located). As I upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, my ...
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keyboard up- down-arrowkeys do not respond from browser address bar

If on the address bar, the up and down arrow keys don't respond neither in Firefox nor Chromium This problem started after an upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine

I have a running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine. I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04 but I got this warnning: Your graphics hardware may not be fully supported in Ubuntu 14.04 When I ...
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Can not print after upgrading from 12.x to 14.04

After upgrading from V12.04 to V14.04 I am not able to print. I am using an HP LaserJet 400 M451dn. The printer troubleshooter told me that there is no solution to the problem. This is the output of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Restarts after Shutdown

I've had this issue after upgrading from 12.04LTS: every time I try to shotdown my laptop (hp probook 4540s, with dualboot win7/ubuntu14.04) it actually shuts down, but after few seconds (2-3 secs) it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 LTS upgraded but crashed soon after restarting the system

In Ubuntu 12.04 the update manager offered me to upgrade it to 14.04, so i kept it for upgrading for whole night and after all the downloading, fetching and removing of packages it asked for restart. ...
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot!

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.03 but system will not boot! The screen says: udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured. Gave up waiting for root device. Common Problems: ...
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Can't boot server after attempting to upgrade 12.04 to 14.04

I have a Rackspace Cloud Server (that was) running 12.04 LTS. The other day, after logging in and doing some routine maintenance, I noticed the server telling me that 14.04 LTS was available, and to ...
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Is there a way to upgrade directly from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and it will not allow me to upgrade but just keeps on giving me more updates. Is there a way to upgrade directly from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04? i got Third party sources ...
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unable to install/recover jenkins after upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04

I did an upgrade of Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and was surprised to discover that my earlier installed and configured jenkins is broken. To add to the misery, if I do an apt-get install jenkins or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kernel upgrades not changing default

So i have 3.13.0-34 & 3.13.0-33 & 3.13.0-24 all installed but the system constantly sticks with 3.13.0-24. update-grub does not seem to change this. grub configuration says boot entry 0. I'm ...